NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A police officer saved a cat trapped in the jaws of a coyote who was no doubt planning on having the pet for breakfast.
It was the early hours of the morning and Newport Beach police Officer Dallas Lopez was driving through the Port Streets with his headlights dimmed, according to the Newport Beach Police Department.
Through the dark, he could make out a coyote crossing his path and that something was hanging from its mouth.
That turned out to be a large cat.
Lopez drove closer to the coyote and flashed his spotlight. The startled coyote dropped the orange tabby cat and scampered into the darkness.
It wasn’t the first time this 11-year-old cat, whose owner Kelsey Whitmer identified as “Piper,” has proven himself a survivor.
Whitmer tells CBS2’s Stacey Butler that she adopted the cat in 2004 when he was a kitten, the only survivor of a litter killed by a…
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